Telecom Lead Asia: eyeSight Mobile Technologies has partnered with Korean smart set-top box (STB) company Innodigital to launch the world’s first Android smart set-top box with gesture recognition technology.
The nTobeBox product with eyeSight’s gesture recognition technology will be internationally available in early 2013.
The new set-top-box will be running on the newest version of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS and includes a full web browser, app store, Skype video call technology, embedded Wi-Fi, full support for 1080p HD and a QWERTY remote control.
Innodigital is also looking at working with TV providers across the globe to release the box as part of a digital television package for consumers, and encourages television network operators to contact the company to discuss terms and receive a free sample-product.
The nTobeBox from Innodigital revolutionizes the living room by transforming any normal television into a SmartTV that can be used to watch TV, stream content, download and use apps, make video calls, surf the internet and more.
eyeSight’s gesture control technology enables users to control Innodigital’s set-top box. Using simple hand gestures and hand tracking enabling virtual mouse control, users can perform any function that can be accessed using the device’s remote control.
“The groundbreaking user experience we’ve brought to this Innodigital product will help it stand head-and-shoulders above its competition: eyeSight’s advanced machine vision algorithms allow for natural, intuitive gestures, making our technology the number one choice for OEMs looking to provide their customers with a user experience which is a true enhancement compared to the current interaction methods,” said Gideon Shmuel, CEO of eyeSight.
Innodigital has selected eyeSight’s software-based solution because of the user experience. Simplicity of integration and flexibility have also influenced the decision to select eyesight.
“We have taken our product to the next level by incorporating eyeSight’s incredible technology, to become the developers of the world’s first Android-based set-top box with gesture recognition,” said IK Kim, CEO at Innodigital.